Kardashev - Liminal Rite
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TheCarioca
72

The Approaching of Atonement - 3/5
Silvered Shadows - 4/5
Apparitions in Candlelight - 4/5
Dissever - 3/5
Lavender Calligraphy - 4/5
The Blinding Threshold - 3/5
Compost Grave-Song - 4/5
Cellar of Ghosts - 4/5
Glass Phantoms - 4/5
A Vagabond's Lament - 3/5
Beyond the Passage of Embers - 4/5

grnhll
79

While I can't deny this is a really nice deathgaze record (just found out about this term, I'll need to check it out more) I feel like it tries to sound too "epic" for its own sake, which does more harm than helping with the overall atmosphere. But hey, as my introduction to deathgaze, it's really good, and can't wait to find more about it.

MaceBlade42
90

June 2022 Reviews:

I never really liked Kardashev. I found them to be a bit too lacking in their attempt to get deathgaze as a genre off the ground. But this record really changes the game. It is full of so many twists and turns, and each song fits a larger piece of the puzzle. It truly feels like an excellent experience from the band and it is an incredible listen each time I try it out. I cannot recommend this one enough.

Rank 2nd / 25

ImJohnDoe
80

HELL YEAH

shgzwnlnd
58

The album is pretty uninteresting. The songs on their own aren't bad, as well as the idea in general, but the general execution and composition are pretty much just boring with no interesting moments (but with constant "this is cool, I'll give this a 5/10"). The vocal performance and the sound production also made me kind of dislike this album - they are still nice, but I don't like them, I just don't, I don't think that the vocals fit the music and that the sound prod is clean ... read more

bandruk
89

Beautiful album with a wonderful sense of dynamics and flow. Every slow moment of the project feels like a gentle stream calmly flowing your troubles away. And then the current floods into a deluge of powerful, despondent vocals with crushing guitars and the drums, oh lord the drums. Whoever the drummer was absolutely knocked it out of the park. Very very happy I took the chance to listen to this LP.

SacredExile
88

When you don’t know how to describe a special moment, one word is undefeated: wow.

Liminal Rite, the sophomore album from Kardashev, is a wow moment in the metal genre that suffers in long stretches by its own rigid set of unwritten rules.

The album is a full buffet of genres blended together - death metal, shoegaze, progressive metal, and jazz wrapped up into a new genre they’re calling Deathgaze. While the band itself admitted coining their own genre name felt pompous, ... read more

soicaublog
NR

very good

Kaverito
93

Capa maneira.
Esse álbum foi um dos mais estranhos pra tentar escrever sobre simplesmente por motivos de não conseguir definir um estilo pro que estou ouvindo. Alguns momentos é mais Deathcore, alguns momentos é Blackgaze, outros a única definição possível seria Post-Metal e tem gente usando o termo Deathgaze pra tentar definir esse segundo trabalho da banda que contém 1 hora de duração e intermináveis ... read more

Fotsuan
72

I would characterize this album as decent atmospheric metal; neither great, nor unimportant. You can focus and dive into its world, I think it's the kind of music that feels great to listen to while a bit tired and it can hypnotize you, draining all your remaining energy. It is one of the best albums I have heard in 2022, but that doesn't mean much since 2022 hasn't been that great so far, as far as I'm concerned. I won't rate the tracks separately since each one feels special in its own way ... read more

NTTR
70

Kardashev - Liminal Rite

Genre: Deathcore
Country: US

Final Verdict: 70% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 84th / 535

Highlight: Lavender Calligraphy

Made me think of:
Hypno5e
Lorna Shore
Fit for an Autopsy

shaneisname
70

Amazing story/concept album lyrically. Sonically beautiful. At first it seems like it doesn't quite reach previous highs, which are the two songs Snow Sleep and Between Sea and Sky. Then you listen to the final track. It isn't quite as "catchy" as the two tracks I mentioned, but it sounds perfectly crafted to me and finishes the album so well. Grief, Memory, Golden Fields, Change, and Death.

Edit 1 still one of the better metal albums of the year but I wish there were more songs I ... read more

65

Great musicianship with fun riffs and great, cold vocals, but the mixing and mastering really throws the sound off making it sound super compressed.

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